Founder / Chicago Illinois USA / 2017 /


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Founder was created by Floating Museum as part of the larger, multifaceted River Assembly project.  Founder is a 12' yellow-colored styrofoam rendering of Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, the first known non-indigenous settler of Chicago.  Founder was milled from foam using a 3D-scan of Erik Blome's sculpture of Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable, installed on Michigan Avenue in 2009.   River Assembly was conceived in part to draw attention to the infrastructure, history and aesthetics of the Chicago River and its importance as a Chicago cultural asset.

Founder, 2017, foam, wood, aqua resin, paint, hardware, 12’ x 10’ x 10’